One of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis is that strong social ties are crucial for physical and mental well-being. The adoption and use of technology have increased dramatically in the last two years, and the desire to communicate digitally will not disappear after COVID. In cooperation with our implementation partner Urban Souls e.V., we have designed a project which promotes strong social ties by fostering social connectivity and bringing together underrepresented groups such as the elderly and individuals with a refugee/migration background through technology. This project is funded by the Internet Society Foundation, in partnership with TechSoup.
The Internet Society Foundation exists to support the positive difference the internet can make to people everywhere. It promotes the development of the internet as a global technical infrastructrure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.
We connect vulnerable groups through technology.
We reach out to vulnerable groups such as the elderly and individuals with a refugee or migration background.
The “Joining Forces” pilot project is currently being implemented in Leipzig, Germany.
We want to know how to help you, what you think of our work, what information you need to join our synergy, and anything else you want to share so we can continue to join forces.